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In a futuristic city sharply divided between the working class and the city planners, the son of the city's mastermind falls in love with a working class prophet who predicts the coming of a savior to mediate their differences.

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Directed by

Fritz Lang

Written by

Fritz Lang (Screenplay)
Thea von Harbou (Screenplay)

Runtime

153 minutes

Country

Germany

Language

German

Tagline

There can be no understanding between the hands and the brain unless the heart acts as mediator.

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Keywords

silent film destruction based on novel or book mad scientist robot dystopia metropolis inventor man vs machine future depravity prophet underground world saviour expressionism social unrest class society delirium seven deadly sins mob justice tower of babel downtrodden german expressionism mediator

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Lists

#109 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#57 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#203 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

#12 on The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema Empire